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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Captive thoughts

Ever had a romantic someone whisper in your ear?
You get the shivers, and the warm fuzzies all at the same time. What an awesome feeling that usually leads somewhere. Ok, enough, you get the picture.
Anyway, what is it that he is whispering? Why does he whisper? In your ear? Is he trying to "seduce" you? Perhaps trying to convince you that he has something good in mind?
The serpent talked to Eve and convinced her that he had something good in mind.
Satan is known as the deceiver, the father of lies. 
 (He)  does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. (John 8:44 NASB)
What is he whispering in your ear? Is he telling you that you will never succeed? Is he telling you that you are no good? Is he telling you that you will never be well? Maybe he is telling you that if God really cared for you everything would be easier , or that God wants you to suffer like all good Christians do. 
I don't know what lies he is telling you, but I know that he is. I know that because he does it to all of us. He whispers in my ear all the time. he tries to rob me of my confidence. He tries to cause me to worry and be anxious. 
Most of the time  he tells us what we want to hear. He even will twist God's own Word to try to deceive us.
Don't listen to him ! Tell him to get behind you. Enlist the help of your friends to pray for you. Read and study the Bible so that he can't use it against you. Pray! Resist! Stand firm!
Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.  (James 4:7, 8a,NASB)
Do not allow him to control your thoughts. Take your (own) thoughts captive. 
We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, (2 Corinthians 10:5 ESV)
I am praying for you. 

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